Thomas struggled with finances despite saving most of what he earned. The salaries that he received did not provide enough comfort to quit his laboratory research job and go back to school. Nashville's banks failed nine months after Thomas started his job with Blalock, and his savings were wiped out. He abandoned his plans for college and medical school, relieved to have even a low-paying job as the Great Depression deepened. Vivien Thomas continued his work with Dr. Blalock, and saving his earnings, so that he could provide for his daughters and wife the best he could.
In the summer of 1933, Thomas met Clara Beatrice Flanders. Thomas was so fond of Flanders that he married her that same year on December 22, and the newly wed couple moved to Nashville, Tennessee. The couple had two daughters. Olga Fay, the oldest, was born in 1934, and Theodosia Patricia was born 4 years later in 1938.
6 When Naomi heard in Moab(N) that the Lord had come to the aid of his people(O) by providing food(P) for them, she and her daughters-in-law(Q) prepared to return home from there. 7 With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah.
Before him I kneel at the end of these considerations, and implore him, as the Spirit of the Father and the Son, to grant to all of us the blessing and grace which I desire to pass on, in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, to the sons and daughters of the Church and to the whole human family.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Ladner, of South Berwick, Lorna Ladner, of Augusta, and Stacy Ladner and her husband, Michael Hudson, of Gardiner; her two granddaughters, Fiona and Annabel Ladner-Hudson, of Gardiner; her sister, Ivy Heigl and her husband, Richard, of Liverpool, England; and many nieces and nephews in England and the States.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Jeffrey Murphy and his wife, Joyce, of Strong; daughters, Eileen Gondron of The Woodlands, Texas, and Maureen Wheeler and husband, Charles, of Hartford; brother, Larry D. Murphy and companion, Dianne Gallant of Rumford; sister, Beverly Beeler and husband, Don of Portland; grandchildren, Christopher Gondron and his wife, Marla, of Austin, Texas, Brandy Hayes and husband, Adam, of The Woodlands, Texas, Megan Gondron of Conroe, Texas, Darby Murphy of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mariah Dailey of Hartford and Canton; step granddaughter, Heather Huish and husband, David, of Farmington; great-granddaughter, Alexis Hayes of The Woodlands, Texas; and step great-granddaughters, Zoe and Gretchen Huish of Farmington; and several nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Sherry; daughters, Tiffany King and husband, Brian, and Tracy Pettipas and companion, Corey Lasalle; sister, Delores Grant and husband, Keith; aunt, Esther Coombs; niece, Tammy Martin; nephews, Tommy and Kevin Grant; and sister-in-law, Audrey Berry and husband, Joe.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bonnie Gould; his daughter Crystal Matthews and her husband Michael; his son David Gould and his wife Lana; his daughter Vickie Gould and her husband Dave Gideon; his granddaughter Araminta Matthews and her husband Abner Goodwin; his grandson Christopher Gould and his wife Jessica and their son Damien; his grandson Jeffrey Gould Jr. and his son Logan; his granddaughter Jennifer Gould and her son Tyler Carter; his granddaughters Michelle and Danielle Borden, his granddaughter Chantelle Belanger, his sister Audrey Bezanson of Florida; his aunt Elizabeth Vickery of Auburn; along with his extended grandchildren and great grand-children. He was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey Paul Gould Sr; his brother Paul Gould; and his sister Shirley Caldrain. At the age of six, Larry went to live on the Vickery Farm on 136 in Auburn. He joined the military at 17 and was trained as a machine gun instructor for the United States Army. After he got out of the military, he proposed to his wife in front of Eith's Bakery singing William Mayhew's \"It's a Sin to Tell a Lie\", and he and Bonnie were married on July 7, 1956. For years, Larry ran the Lisbon Shell Station in Lisbon and he was a Volunteer EMT for five years with Lisbon Emergency. He was well-known in the community for his work as a parking attendant at Graziano's Restaurant where he sang to the patrons accompanied by Phil House. He was also well-known at L.L. Bean as \"The Popcorn Man\" as well as his driving the Bean Boot in many parades both before and after he retired in 1996. Others might remember him as the delivery driver for Saunders Florist and Wine Shop or for Advance Auto Parts. Throughout the day, Larry was visited by many members of his family and friends. But, he is perhaps best remembered for his exquisite sense of humor -- he always had a joke ready for anyone who wanted to listen (or not). Larry enjoyed his computer and the games (especially winning) his grandson loaded for him, particularly bowling and golf Larry's family would like to thank the compassionate staff of the Hospice House for their care and understanding, and his friends Walter and Margaret Bubier. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to Hospice House on Stetson Road of Auburn.
Mary Ann married William H. Bray Sr. in1930. She worked for many years as a real estate agent for Bray Realty in the Panama City, Florida, area. She moved to Maine 4 years ago to be with her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Mary Ann is survived by her daughters Barbara Downey and Nancy Allen; son William H. Bray Jr. and wife Marni; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband William.
Arthur is predeceased by his two wives, his brother Walter Windecker, and his two sisters, Florence (Windecker) Stevenson and Marion Windecker. He is survived by his two sons, his daughter-in-law, Patricia Windecker, his two granddaughters, Karin Windecker and Laura Windecker, and many nephews and nieces and their children. He is also survived by his two stepdaughters, Beverly Leyden of Hebron and Arolyn Lake of North Bridgeton, and their children and grandchildren.
George is survived by his wife of 39 years, Caroline P. Caswell; daughter Christine and her husband Moises Nuñez, of Somerville, MA: son George and his wife Laura Johnston, of Reading, MA; mother-in-law Elsie Adams of Palermo, ME; a special niece, Sara Robinson, her husband Mike, and daughters Makayla and Jayna; brothers-in-law Jack Adams of Fairfield, ME and Ron Adams of Houston, TX and their families: and several nieces and nephews.
He is survived by Lydia his wife of 33 years, his daughter Teri C. Welch and her husband Stephen of Yarmouth, his step daughters Charmaine Crone and her husband Dennis of Freeport, Tina Blackburn of Columbia, his sisters Carol, Jackie, Alice, Phyllis and Helen, nieces, nephews, his former wife Amy Crone and his step son Lester Chase. His parents, brothers Marvin, Floyd and Hazen and sisters Beryl and Arlene predeceased him. There will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers donations may be in his memory to Coastal Humane Society 30 Range Road Brunswick, Maine 04011, Freeport Fire/Rescue or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Yarmouth.
He is survived by his son, James and his wife Lisa of Lewiston; granddaughters, Marissa and Cora; three brothers, Lawrence and his wife Jeanne of Greene, Laurie and his wife Joan of Billrica, MA, and Reginald of NY; sister, Dorian of Leeds; and twelve nephews and sixteen nieces.
Prudy was predeceased by her parents and siblings. She is survived by Anson, her husband of nearly sixty years; sons Jim of South Portland, and Bob of Portland: daughters Heidi Cummins of Manzanita, Oregon, and Jodi Crocker of Portland; her grandson Caleb Crocker of South Portland; and many nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia of Falmouth, Maine, his son and daughter-in-law Mark and Laura Gifford of North Andover, Massachusetts, his daughter, Laton Gifford of Portland, Maine and his son and daughter-in-law Sam and Beth Gifford of Natick, Massachusetts. He is also survived by six beautiful granddaughters, Morgan, Jessica, Lexi, Zoey, Hayleyann and Sarah, and his dear friends Tony and Pat Greeley of Framingham, Massachusetts. A family remembrance is planned for the spring.
Auburn-Sylvia Holman Gordon, age 80, of 97 Maple Point, Auburn, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2008, with her loving family by her side, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin County, Auburn, following a 7-week illness with brain cancer. Born January 11, 1928, she was a daughter of Harold and Agnes Harlow Holman. A 1945 graduate of Dixfield High School, she married a fellow classmate, Lincoln L. Gordon, on September 7, 1947, in Dixfield. Most of her life was dedicated to her family, and she also worked for many years at Lost Valley Ski Area in the Rental Shop. She was a member of High Street Congregational Church where she sang in the Choir for 41 years. She served on the Diaconate, Women's Guild, Music Committee, and was co-chairperson of the Christmas Fair for two years. Prior to that she served as a Sunday School teacher and assisted for several years in the neighborhood mother's club. She had been a Brownie Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, and was leader of the Dandy Andies 4-H Club in Auburn. A member of the Community Little Theater, she appeared in the chorus of many musicals and had small roles in several other productions. She was a charter member of the Mollyockett Chapter of Sweet Adelines. Survivors include her husband of 61 years of Auburn; one son, Larry Gordon and wife Dawn of Auburn; three daughters, Marcia Jolicoeur and husband Richard of Lewiston; Deborah Heffernan and husband Dennis of Portland, Connecticut and Scarborough, Maine; and Cathy Stevens of Lewiston; seven grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Michelle Woodford and husband Adam, Jennifer S